Thursday, January 24, 2008
It's the holistic approach that works!
A Cochrane Systematic Review suggests that antioxidant vitamins C and E might not protect women from pre-eclampsia! When are researchers going to recognise that adding a pinch of that and a taste of something else is NOT the way to optimise reproductive outcomes or general health and wellbeing for that matter? It's a holistic approach that involves ALL of the nutritional factors, healthy lifesyle, clean environment and right attitude. Studying one or two nutrients in isolation is meaningless, and denies the power of holistic, complementary medicine. I would have expected more of the Cochrane Review - sadly study protocols like these smack of the way Big Pharma conducts its drug research.